Brain Injury Association
of New Hampshire

109 N. State St., Concord, NH 03301
603-225-8400 ~ 1-800-773-8400
May 24, 2005
Geri Holdsworth, BIANH
Seacoast Resident Receives The Ellen Hayes Award 2005
The Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire is pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Ellen Hayes Award for outstanding contributions in the field of brain injury was presented to Ellen Edgerly of Rochester, NH at the 22nd Annual Brain Injury and Stroke Conference held on May 11, 2005 at the Courtyard Marriott and Grappone Conference Center. The award was presented by the Honorable John Lynch, Governor of New Hampshire.
The Ellen Hayes Award is presented annually by the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in recognition for outstanding service in support of the brain injury community. It is the highest award given by the Association and has been given out each year since 1985. The award is named in honor of Ellen Hayes of Wakefield, NH. Ellen was one of the original founding family members of the Association and became deeply involved in the early 1980's following her son's traumatic brain injury. Ellen was a tremendous role model who gave generously of herself to help families challenged by traumatic brain injury. 2005 Ellen Hayes Award Recipient
Ellen Edgerly, 2005 award recipient, became a strong advocate for families and survivors after her 12 year old daughter Sarah survived an anoxic brain injury following a near drowning incident. Mrs. Edgerly built a statewide network of more than 400 family advocates which has become a model program and one of the first of its kind in the country. She continues to empower families and be a voice for those who have no voice. "Ellen is a tremendous role model that has made a significant difference in the lives of many families and survivors of brain injury and stroke in New Hampshire," states BIANH Executive Director, Steven Wade.
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